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I would think maybe a little longer with 20 gallons lol
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post #12 of 19
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Originally Posted by Los Hog View Post

I would think maybe a little longer with 20 gallons lol

Maybe I dono that's why I said at least a filled 20g bucket. But I gota say even 20 gallons is a impressive amount of water for just a cpu!
Honestly this question takes a chemical engineer
Edited by DigitrevX - 12/7/11 at 7:49am
post #13 of 19

I run a 4 liter res... and 6x fans on a PA120.3  ... keeps around a 4-6c delta feeding 2x GPU's and CPU with heavy volts/OC.

 

*more water decreases extended load temps, and can limit the delta within a short timeframe.

post #14 of 19
I think that the heat transfer (from chip) specifically is more limited by the thermal properties of the contact surfaces/TIM. You are going to be limited by the heat your radiator can exchange regardless of the volume of water you put through it, you will just be changing the amount of heat per volume of water. One thing to consider - the greater the difference between the temp of your waterblock surface and that of your chip surface, the more efficient the transfer of heat. So keeping a lower overall coolant temperature *should* result in a more efficient (faster) transfer of heat from chip to coolant. However I'm not too sure if the difference in this application would be negligible or not.

I don't watercool my PC, but I make great effort in cooling my homebrewed beer using copper coils and cold water. The colder the water, the better (faster) transfer I get through the copper. Once the temperature of the beer approaches that of the coolant water, the transfer slows dramatically and I have to introduce pre-chilling of the coolant before injecting it into the coils.
    
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I saw a thread somewhere years ago and the guy was using his swimming pool for a res.
It was a long tome ago I saw this thread so I don't recall what he did about the chlorine through his blocks, I just remember plumbing going through his cupboard wall to outside the house.
Anyway I don't think a home computer is going to heat a pool ever.
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wth.gif A pool ?!?! WOW that would be something to see lol
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post #17 of 19
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I saw a thread somewhere years ago and the guy was using his swimming pool for a res.
It was a long tome ago I saw this thread so I don't recall what he did about the chlorine through his blocks, I just remember plumbing going through his cupboard wall to outside the house.
Anyway I don't think a home computer is going to heat a pool ever.

Yeah I'd have to agree with your last statement. Surface area of exposed water plus huge sitting volumes of water gives it time to cool before getting cycled again. I'd like to see what kind of results he got.
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wth.gif A pool ?!?! WOW that would be something to see lol

Yeah, as would all of the bugs getting circulated throughout the loop, what a mess that would be. Doesn't sound like a good idea at all, unless it was an indoor pool.
    
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Yeah, as would all of the bugs getting circulated throughout the loop, what a mess that would be. Doesn't sound like a good idea at all, unless it was an indoor pool.

I would imagine the water was filtered first? lol Pretty intense.
 
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